There is a lot of information available about pioneers and this pathfinder points towards some of the best. It will help you find websites, books, videos, databases and other resource. If you need more help, be sure to ask at your local library
What did longhouses look like 300 years ago and how do we know?
CDN Bark Canoes
Learn all about the bark canoe. A common form of transportation in pioneer days.
How did the Aboriginal People help the pioneers? What were their homes and food made from? What jobs were children expected to do? All this and more.
CDN Canada Hall
Explore what life was like for early settlers.
CDN Early Settlers
The life of the settlers who travelled to western Canada. Flash is needed.
Can you survive as a settler in Upper Canada?
The website lists the different buildings you can see in the village, which gives a good idea of what would be in a village around 1880.
Take a guided tour of the Pickering Museum Village.
Where did the pioneers come from? Where did they settle? How did the Aboriginal peoples and the Pioneers deal with each other? Learn more on this website for grade 3 students. Also available in French
Life in Early Scugog, including life, work and school.
A re-creation of a pioneer settlement from the 1860s. Choose "Tour the village" or "1860's life" to learn more. Also available in French.
Are you looking for Canadian information? Check here first.
A boy arrives in Upper Canada which is very different than his life back in Britain.
Find More at the Library
- To locate more books, use the suggested call numbers, keywords, and phrases to search the library catalogue.
Call numbers to browse
- 305 Children and women
- 355.709 Forts
- 370.9 Schools
- 371.1 Schools and Teaching
- 391.009 Clothing
- 394 Customs and traditions
- 609 Tool
- 630 Farming
- 634.9 Logging
- 641.5 Cooking
- 664 Food
- 745.5 Crafts
- 970.04 Canadian pioneers
- 971 Canada
- 971.2 Prairie Provinces
- 971.3 Ontario
- 971.4 Quebec
- 973 American pioneers
- 975 American pioneers
- 978.02 American pioneers in the West
Suggested subject headings for catalogue
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Canada -- Juvenile literature
- Pioneers -- Canada
- Pioneers -- United States